This is “Little Twit” really is the tiniest Twit that I ever did see. The whole storybox, when closed, measures 5cm x 5cm x 4cm deep. He lives inside a vintage, early 1900’s inkwell. Quite frankly, that is possibly why he is a bit of a twit, but there you go. The inkwell is distressed leather on the exterior, and the interior a lovely embellished brass. There is a leaf growing out of the top, which is an antique French copper stamping, made by hand in the early 1900’s by a Parisian atelier called Framex. The inside of the main lid houses a little fragment of a 1920’s embroidery of leaves, and the word “twit” is printed on vintage ribbon. When you open up the lid to the inkwell compartment, it reveals Little Twit, who is a c 1930’s painted lead toy figure. The sides of the inkwell part are lined with vintage silk and velvet ribbons. Inside the embellished inkwell lid is another tiny piece of 1920’s embroidery. He is for sale and is £145 plus postage, and all ready to flutter to his new home.
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